Arizona Restoration of Rights, Pardon, Expungement & Sealing
I. Restoration of Civil Rights/Firearms Privileges
A. Civil Rights
Conviction of a felony suspends the right to vote, to hold office, and to sit on a jury. Ariz. Const. art. VII, § 2(C); Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 13-904(A)(1)-(3); 16-101(A)(5); 21-201(3). See also Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 14-5651(C)(3) (fiduciary, including court-appointed guardians and personal representatives unrelated to a decedent,).
Conviction of a felony suspends “[t]he right to possess a gun or firearm.” Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-904(A)(5).2 Firearms rights may be regained by application to court, on a timetable that depends on the nature of the offense, or by pardon. See Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-904(C); Ariz. Admin. Code § R5-4-101(6) (2008).
C. Other Collateral Consequences
The collateral consequences of conviction applicable under Arizona law have been collected by the Law, Criminal Justice and Security Program of the University of Arizona Law School.
For complete Guide see: http://ccresourcecenter.org/state-restoration-profiles/arizona-restoration-of-rights-pardon-expungement-sealing/
Your vote is your voice. It is a fundamental right and the cornerstone of our democracy. It gives us power and lets us play a part in American political life.
In Arizona, the government takes away your right to vote in state or federal elections if you have been convicted of more than one felony, but you can apply to restore your right to vote. The following information is designed to help you regain your civil rights, including your right to vote.
There are three potential actions a person may request in Arizona:
- Restoration of Civil Liberties (right to vote; right to hold public office; right to serve as a juror)
- Setting Aside Judgment of Guilt (click here for info on expunging or sealing records)
- Request To Possess Firearms (gun rights are NOT automatically resorted)
The Arizona courts can only restore those rights of which the State of Arizona suspended. If your conviction took place outside the State of Arizona, you must go back to the State of your conviction to petition the courts there.
Automatic Restoration (One Felony)
For your first and only one-count felony conviction, you automatically regain your civil rights upon absolute discharge from the Arizona Department of Corrections and/or completion of all aspects of your probation. In addition, you must pay all court-ordered fines before registering to vote, even if you were convicted of only one felony. When the individual has completed the sentence, in this situation, the only action they need to take to be eligible to vote is to complete and submit a new registration form. In this situation, the person does not have to apply to the court to have the right to vote restored; it is automatic, A.R.S. § 13-912.
Judicial Restoration (Two or More Felonies)
If the person was convicted of two or more felony offenses, either in a single criminal case or in separate cases, the individual (or their attorney) must petition the court that sentenced them for restoration of their civil rights, including the right to vote. For example, if a person was sentenced in Pima County, they must petition the court in Pima County; they may not petition the court in Maricopa County. see: http://www.acluaz.org/get-help/restore-your-voting-rights for complete read.
Also try this refined Google search: https://www.google.com/#q=restore+rights+after+a+felony%2C+arizona
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In this trying time we want to reiterate a few things for our registrants and families. We don't want there to be any confusion or penalties concerning registry requirements during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Make sure you know current requirements. You can go to your Sheriff's Office website to see if there is new information there. If so, we suggest you do a screen print and save it. Call your registry office to get clarification on any questions you might have. Document the date, time, who you spoke with and their instructions regarding any address change, vehicle, employment, travel dates if required, etc.
Keep in mind if you are required to update your drivers license annually through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) you should contact them for their status. Some are limiting the number of people allowed inside and you have to wait to receive a call from them and then come back inside. Document any instructions.Be safe, be smart, stay healthy and know we will get through this.
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